July 22, 2009: Obama backs millionaire’s tax (Politico)

  • "Can I guarantee that there are going to be no changes in the health-care delivery system? No, the whole point of this is to try to encourage changes that work for the American people and make them healthier," Obama said later.
  • "No, I don't think they have the votes," Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., said, according to ABC News. "We're speaking for a silent majority within the Democratic caucus.The American people want us to slow down and they want us to get it right."